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The Castle from "The Isle of Wight"

My Life Continues: Sheetz, Illustration, and 3D

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I suppose I should write a new post, so I will.  I realize how lame the intro I just wrote is, but I will continue nonetheless. :)

I’ve been working at Sheetz for the past, well, over a month now.  Recently I’ve been pulling full time, but as the new store quiets down I expect life will also open up more as I shift into part-time.

But on another note…

The Castle from "The Isle of Wight"

I still have those illustrations for The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves to finish.  I’m in the digital cleanup stage for the rest of the drawings featured in the The Isle of Wight short story, and I may even take a stab at illustrating another story.

I’m also getting back into Blender.  Recently I worked on a low-poly model for Freezing Moon‘s game Ancient Beast.  Some topology redirection and getting rid of manifolds should bring it close to completion.

Granted, his topology flow needs fixing. But after the fixes, I'm onto texturing him!

I also had a pleasant time yesterday evening helping dream up (and make one of the dishes) for a lovely meal at home.  And this evening was enjoyable as well, when my father took us out to eat and then tonight while I was absorbed into watching a lengthy amount of the sequel to Anne of Green Gables. :D

Well, there’s work tomorrow at 6am again.  Good evening, and the best of wishes upon your life!  May you find inner peace in all your pursue.

Keep in touch!  I have a lot ahead of me.

God bless!

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Off to Florida

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wv_to_fl6Yep, I’m heading off tomorrow to sunny Florida. Coming into Orlando on February 9, I’m staying for about 10 days and checking out the colleges down there, including DAVE School (1-year trade school) and Full Sail (4-year multimedia university,) as well as visiting some good friends.

I hope to gain a better insight into what to do with the rest of my life. I’d really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I plan to do some filming on the trip, too. First time flying, to boot.

Anyhow, see you on the other side,
God bless

2010 New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s almost 2010, so that means we should keep with tradition and make two thousand and ten resolutions for this coming year, right? Eh, maybe not.

I’ve been adament against making New Year’s resolutions all my life, but this year I feel strangely comeplelled to make a change – big change.

Sure, I’ve been compelled before, and on previous New Year’s, but this time I have a big list and an even bigger responsibility than before.

Instead of being free to just make huge wishes and hoping they’d come true, that I’d be a hero and succeed in everything I had set out to do, this coming year I have to consider something else, bigger, large, and definitely more scary.

I used to like to think I was ahead of the game – I still do, in a small, weird way, but in so many ways I’m behind. I’m fat (some would say “overweight”,) I have a lot to study, and most of all, college to consider. Afterall, next month I will be 19 years old.

Sometimes people are put on a fast track, garnaring a PhD at age 21. Other times they go slower, maybe getting into college at age 18. Still others are a bit slower, waiting and wondering. I guess you could put me in the latter faction.

Should I go to Full Sail to pursue multimedia and film, or to the DAVE School for animation and visual effects instruction, or to the ALERT Academy to get a firm gripping in Christian principles along with a full set of applicible trades – and a nice figure to boot.

The way I’m headed isn’t nearly as substantial as I’d like it to be, but my current focus is online software training, independent filmmaking, and contributing to open source projects.

I’ve always loved music, drawing, singing – but maybe film is the way I should go? Or maybe not.

Anyhow, this near year is looming upon us – only about 3 hours until the big 10 – our tenth year of the 21st century.

I could make a documentary about my health and coming fitness journey, or make a short video every single day for a year, or write a musical, or fly to South Africa and go backpacking across the wild continent.

So what should I do? Hey, why am I asking you? I have to figure this out.

But if there is one thing I know, it’s this:

You will never conquer the world until you first conquer yourself. This is the inner Beast – once you have control of this, you have control of everything.
- Benjamin Bailey (me)

So, enjoy this coming year, and God bless you!

Be the man you want to be – the man you are destined to be.

P.S. Having a great time with relatives up here in Iowa with relatives, watching football, shows, a movie; eating sweets, playing Super Mario Bros: Wii, and contemplating life. God bless!

Looking Ahead

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It’s time to say goodbye – it’s time for me to look ahead.

Hello, my name is Benjamin Bailey.  I am a young creative artist with a dream to conquer the world with my ideas.  I love singing, writing, drawing,  and modeling in 3D – and I’m ready to put these skills to use.

Since I started drawing at age four, I’ve been on a wild journey to explore everything I had an interest in.  That’s me, ready for anything.

I’ve had my bumps, highs, and lows -  but it’s all been part of the road I’ve taken.  I have made it this far because of every single choice I made.

So, here I am – artist, wanderer, pilgrim on the high road.  Where to next, Dreamer?  Let’s find out, just over that far hill.

Come with me – it’ll be a journey to remember!

Regards,

Pilgrim

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